Bit of a strange video, but wow… what a song!!!
Swedish indie-pop-act Sambassadeur will release their new album early next year, and as always, their great label Labrador offers the first single, Days, as a free download. Again, an uplifting and very entertaining song. Bring on the rest!
Sambassadeur – Days (MP3)
There’s also something more from The Raveonettes. Following their rather great new album In And Out Of Control is a left-over song called The Chosen One, and I can’t really see why they haven’t included it on the album. In my opinion, it would have fit perfectly. Anyway, it’s available for free, and so you can add it to the album-playlist yourself! 🙂
The Raveonettes – The Chosen One (MP3)
Hawksley Workman, Canadian singer/songwriter who some of you might remember from his 2003 hit We Will Still Need A Song, will release his 1999 debut-album in the US for the first time on November 17th. If you’re interested in For Him And The Girls, check the Shorefire link below for more information. Maniacs, the first song on the album, is a somewhat strange thing, and as a Swiss I can honestly say that it’s a good thing Hawksley didn’t pursue his yodeling career! 😀
Hawksley Workman – Maniacs (MP3)
The main thing on this blog for the next few weeks will be the restoring of the older posts from Blogger. Since I plan to remove all non-working links to MP3’s from all these posts, this will be a very time-consuming work, so new music-tipps will be put on the backburner for a while. But on the other hand, reviewing the old posts might also end up in follow-ups with actual news on past artists featured on this blog. I will just go with the flow and see what happens.
First of all, I’ve created a contact-site; you’ll find it on the right-hand side under “Pages”. Please read the guidelines first if you want to send me promo-mails!
More layout-changes will follow as well once I’m seeing through WordPress… there are still a lot of options that puzzle me a bit, but I think I’ll manage. Keep your fingers crossed (and if you have any hints or tipps, please let me know!).
OK, some bits about music:
Glass Pear‘s debut album really proved to be a winner during my holiday. It’s a perfect soundtrack to let yourself fall in, and I once again suggest to check this brilliant new artists. The song on my former post will still be available for another 1 1/2 weeks, so don’t miss!
I’ve also just received a copy of The Mary Onettes second album Islands before I left, and gave it a few spins during the break. It’s very pleasant, but not as immediately catchy as the debut. Definitely worth spending some time with nonetheless!
The Mary Onettes – Dare (MP3)
Also the new Raveonettes-album In And Out Of Control impresses me. It’s less heavy guitars, but more melodies again. Shame that summer is almost over; this would have been a great soundtrack for it! ViceRecords offers two songs from the album:
The Raveonettes – Suicide (MP3)
The Raveonettes – Last Dance (MP3)
Another month, another free song: Viola has released their fifth song in the music-club-series. Get Oh How You Dance below, and if you’re missing the rest, you can still download them from here.
Viola – Oh How You Dance (MP3)
Danish duo The Raveonettes have released a first taster from their forthcoming album In And Out Of Love; estimated release is October. So far, I like it! 🙂
The Raveonettes – Suicide (MP3)
I’ve also found a new (or freshly uploaded…) song from Sweden’s Degrees. Here’s some Heat, and if you do a search on this very blog, you’ll find a couple of more great songs from this talented lads!
Degrees – The Heat (MP3)
US Electro-Indie-artist Deastro offers a complete EP for free via his blog. Get Orange Swimmer Red Summer directly from here, and visit his MySpace.
Deastro – Orange Swimmer (MP3)
New free song from Finland’s Cats On Fire
. Download Letter From A Voyage To Sweden
; their new album, Our Temperance Movement
, will be released on March 14th.
Cats On Fire – Letter From A Voyage To Sweden (MP3)
My Best Album Of 2008, Youth Group‘s The Night Is Ours, will finally be released in the US on April 7th. Don’t miss! Infos here.
Youth Group – All This Will Pass (MP3)
The Raveonettes have also announced a new album for August/September. The duo has started writing new songs after finishing their tour. Hope they’ll visit Switzerland again on their next leg!
And more album news: Tick Tock, the latest offering from Norway Progressive band Gazpacho, will be out on March 15th. Tick Tock is built around a story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and it will only contain 4 tracks… but as you can see from the playing time below, we will get more than enough music!
Tracklisting Tick Tock:
1. Desert Flight (7:39)
2. The Walk (13:41)
3. Tick Tock (22:24)
4. Winter Is Never (4:55)
Gazpacho – Chequered Light Buildings (MP3)
The latest additions on Music From Denmark:
Ampel – The Beauty Of Mistakes
The Broken Beats – Little By Littel
Heartbreak Disco – New Romantic Street
Tetris = Therapy
US With Millions
Check the complete list here, and keep the suggestions coming!
About that concert on Thursday: it would have been fun, but it started so late that I could only watch 30 minutes of the Shout Out Louds before I had to run to the train! I was really pissed off, and I wrote the club afterwards that it’s impossible to travel by train (as they suggest on their homepage because there are no parking facilities around!) and see the full concert. I did not expect to get an answer, but I was wrong. I’ve received a very detailed mail about what happened on that day. As it turned out, I was lucky that I got to see the SOL and The Concretes at all! The bands apparently had a really troubled day, starting with the tour bus breaking down, traffic jams and and and… they finally arrived at the location at 6 hours late and still had to set up the stage. The Concretes even did their gig withouth having had dinner before! Sometimes you just don’t see behind it all, do you?
Well, it was at least a slight comfort for me, and the nice lady from the club also offered to put me on the guest list for a next concert. Nice one! And what I saw from both bands was ace, btw.!
Next up on my concert list are The Raveonettes, supported by the Havana Guns. Next wednesday is the date, and I will definitely travel by car this time! Don’t want to miss any of the Raveonettes‘ set, and I’m really curious what show the Guns will pull!
Havana Guns – I Want To Die
The Raveonettes – Dead Sound
Don’t wait for the Lazy Sunday Mix tomorrow… and you can fully blame Morten for it! 🙂 I’ll be meeting him and his family and will show them some sights in and around Lucerne. Should be a fun day, weather forecast is good, too… nice opportunity to chat and have a beer or two by the lake! 🙂 Expect a few pics next week!
That’s it for now, have a good weekend, my dear friends!
And Before The First Kiss has a perfect description for a great song. With a free live download!
AdultSwim has a new mixtape including these songs by The Raveonettes (Dead Sound) and 120 Days (Justine) amongst many others! All available for streaming or downloading!
mp3hugger has dug out a beautiful song out of the 80ies-box… classic!!!
Jamie’s Runout Groove is also rummaging around in this box, and presents us another classic one-hit-wonder. Niiiiice!
Last Second Thoughts offers us some songs from new power-rock band The Fags. Worth an earful! Here’s a teaser, jeffro has three more!
The Fags -Truly, Truly (MP3)
Pastries, Peppers And Canals… comes with good news from Tiger Baby. The Danish popsters offer their complete 2006 album Noise Around Me for free on Last.FM! Find the links at Tinkerbell‘s.
Tiger Baby – Sweetheart (MP3)
itsatrap offers a really cool tune from Norwegians Heroes + Zeros. Get The Foolproof now!
New on my blogroll:
A German blog with lots of free MP3s. And some interesting articles for the ones that understand the German lingo!
Born Again 80s
Title says it all. Cool bands from the 80s, including remixes, mixtapes and videos.
Two new links under the “Links” section:
Canadian Audio Video
A webzine that brings us news from Canada, and a lot of them about music. And it has an excellent MP3-Section with free songs from Canadian artists!
Another German site that collects free and legal MP3s. It’s written in German, but you should find your way through it easily. Here’s a direct link to the database.
Gone from the blogroll:
The Merry Muses Of Caledonia
Hasn’t been updated since January 5th… its ending was somehow announced then, and it looks like it has happened. RIP! 😦
And where the hell is Noise For Toaster????